Podcast Books

You’ve probably heard on books on mobiles being very popular in Japan, but now there are entire books available for download as a podcast. The difference between these and audio books? Evo Terra of PodioBooks.com coined the term podiobooks to describe ‘serialized audio books which are made available in podcast format’. This is another technology which makes it easier for authors who can’t get/don’t bother trying to get published through mainstream distributors to be read by audiences. Paul Story (yes, that is his surname) is one such example, writing a novel specifically for podcast. Apparently, he uses the expectations of the audience (awaiting the next chapter) to drive his output. There are also poetry podcasts available at Slam Idol Podcast.

Thanks Jeremy.

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